United States Men’s Soccer Names Squad For Exhibition Against Czech Republic


Jurgen KlinsmannThe journey toward the 2018 World Cup in Russia will soon begin for the United States, and the first step is a friendly against the Czech Republic.

U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann named his 22-player squad for the upcoming exhibition, and it includes a mixture of 2014 World Cup members and new players motivated to prove themselves on the international stage.

Here’s the full roster, per U.S. Soccer:

Goalkeepers: Cody Cropper (Southampton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
Defenders: John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton)
Midfielders: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Brek Shea (Stoke City)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Joe Gyau (Borussia Dortmund II), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich)

One notable player missing from the roster is goalkeeper Tim Howard, who was arguably the Americans’ top performer at last month’s World Cup in Brazil. He’s currently playing for Everton of the Premier League and will take a year-long break from international soccer.

The USA-Czech Republic matchup is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Prague.

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